Medication Optimization

"Medication optimization includes postponing or avoiding the use of medications in favor of recovery-based psychosocial supports and services, sensitive and collaborative initiation of medication protocols, timely medication tapering or withdrawal protocols, and regular reassessment of recovery status to guide shared decision making to adjust medication treatment."

*NEW*A Guide To Minimal Use of Neuroleptics by Dr's V. Aderhold & P. Stastny, MD

*NEW* In her recent blog, Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D. asks whether the medications offered to help persons in distress may actually be leading these individuals to the very outcome (suicide) we're most hoping to avoid.  Read the entire article HERE

Questions to ask your doctor about medications

 Medication Optimization in the Service of Recovery

 Medication Optimization in the Service of Recovery -- Policy Recommendations

Medication Optimization, Choice, and Alternatives

Optimizing Medication in the Service of Recovery:  Is there a Path for Reducing Over-Utilization of Psychiatric Medications?

Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal by Peter Breggin, M.D.

Star*D: A Tale and Trail of Bias by H. Edmund Pigott, PhD

Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

 Just Say "No" to Drugs as a First Treatment for Child Problems

 

 

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